Gonzales, LA
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Gonzales is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 10,678 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Gonzales is the 50th largest community in Louisiana.

Gonzales real estate is some of the most expensive in Louisiana, although Gonzales house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Gonzales is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gonzales is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gonzales who work in office and administrative support (17.10%), sales jobs (10.55%), and food service (8.33%).

Being a small city, Gonzales does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, Gonzales is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.29% of adults 25 and older in Gonzales have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Gonzales in 2010 was $27,001, which is wealthy relative to Louisiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $108,004 for a family of four. However, Gonzales contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Gonzales is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Gonzales home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gonzales residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Gonzales include Irish, German, English, and French Canadian.

The most common language spoken in Gonzales is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.